(Toronto – May 4, 2015) – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, today marked Mental Health Week (May 4 to 10) at Queen’s Park by unveiling Ontario’s first roving comprehensive health clinic for youth.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will be joined by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division to kick off Mental Health Week and launch the province’s first mobile mental/medical health clinic for youth.
(Thursday, April 23, 2015) – Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario welcome the provincial government’s ongoing commitment to the community mental health and addictions (MH&A) sector as expressed today in the 2015 budget.
For immediate release: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Former PM Paul Martin, award-winning artist Steven Page, former NHL Goalie Clint Malarchuk to address mental health conference in Toronto
(Tuesday, July 15, 2014) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) are pleased with the provincial government’s budget commitments on issues that affect people living with mental health and addictions problems.
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is partnering with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (P-HSJCC) to create a standard set of intake questions to identify at-risk and high-needs clients and ensure they get the legal supports they need.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, which combined represent more than 300 community-based MH&A organizations across the province, are pleased with the following commitments in the budget:
- A two-year, $148-million investment in Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, which is being expanded to include improved transitions between youth and adult services, and support for adults and those living with addiction issues.
- Enhanced annual funding for the Community Homeless Prevention Initiative (CHPI) by $42 million starting in 2014/2015 to a total of $294 million. CHPI is part of the government’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy, which allows municipalities flexibility to address local housing priorities.
- A $50-million investment over five years to create a new poverty reduction fund targeted at supporting local solutions to poverty, including raising social assistance rates.
- A Fair Minimum Wage legislation that will index minimum wage to Ontario’s Consumer Price Index beginning in October 2015.